May theme: Touchy Feely (texture)
Week 22 Art Challenge: Textured Paper
Week 22 Journal Prompt: I'm so not feeling it.
|(Really, I'm fine. I'm so not feeling it.)|
I dug deep in my paper stash and found this
canvas effect pearlised cardstock, onto which I
brushed a light coat of gesso. I used an image
from a magazine, rearranging her physically
(head and arm), and having stuck her on the
background and prepared her with clear gesso,
I painted over the top with acrylic paint.
So what's this all about?
She is me and on her head is the heavy crown of
responsibility that I bear as a wife and mother.
The birdie symbolises my family, who I cherish
The words, "Really, I'm fine. I'm so not feeling it."
are true - sometimes it's hard work growing up and
being responsible for others, but I really don't mind,
it's what I always wanted.
As Hope said, "Phew Mum, you've gone deep with